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bios upgrade for gateway profile 500cx

By dwb5969
Apr 1, 2006
  1. Hello, I am new to this site so not real sure how everything works. I recently aquired a gateway profile 2 500cx in pieces I was able to reeassemble it and get it to work I upgraded the ram to 256. but I can't seem to find a bios that will let me put a better processor in it. it currently has a 500 celeron and I would like to put a P-III in it if possible. it has an intel 810 chipset in it that I think should support 100 fsb if the bios allowed it. Does any body have any ideas.thanks.
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Is this 500 a pII or pIII socket?
     
  3. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    you might need to find exactly who your mobo manufacturer is and look into their website for BIOS updates (if gateway cant give you one)

    please update your profile with your system specs, or give us your system specs here

    and welcome to Techspot!
     
  4. dwb5969

    dwb5969 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a socket 370 celeron 66 fsb 500 mhz, I might try a faster 66mhz celeron if I find one, but I would really like to put a sockrt 370 P-III 100 fsb processor on it. Thank You.
     
  5. dwb5969

    dwb5969 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a board made by intel for gateway, so far no numbers I have seen do any good at intel's site. I have not taken the board completely out to check on the back, or peeled any stickers to see if they hide the numbers I want. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    BIOS BP81010A.15A.0003.P03 (AMI BIOS)
    http://support.gateway.com/s/Astro/2800039/280003905.shtml
    http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-009231.htm
    http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive15-2005-10-238575.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/1999/04/30/whitney/page3.html

    From what I see on the gateway support, it's not looking good for bios.
    Tom's however makes interesting statement. There may well be a jumper
    on the board that will enable 100mhz.
    I have a celeron 667 370 right here in my hands, it has printed on it:
    "667/128/66/1.65v"
    thats speed, l2 cache, fsb & voltage.
     
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